Quick Resume Tips: 20 Do’s and Don’ts Successful Job Seekers Follow

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Your resume is one of the most important documents you will ever create. How effective it is (or isn’t) can determine your whole career path.  It is essentially a snapshot of your experience, skills, and accomplishments that employers use to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the job. And when I …

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How to Explain a Firing in a Future Job Interview

It happens even to the best employees. Your manager asks to speak with you, and a Human Resources staff member is in there as well. They use those dreaded words, “we have decided to let you go.” It certainly isn’t as dramatic as “You’re Fired” with a frosty glare as seen in on the TV …

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How Do Criminal Background Checks Affect Employers?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could conduct background checks on our employers? We can, of course, do this to a certain extent. We can Google the companies we’re applying to and find out more about the executives at those companies. In some ways, your job search is largely about vetting your employers and deciding …

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If the Great Resignation Is Real, Why Is It So Hard to Find a Job?

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Everywhere you look, there’s another “help wanted” or “now hiring” sign.  The current economic trend known as the ‘Great Resignation’ has led to a significant shift in our workforce. Because many people are leaving their jobs searching for something better, there are more job openings than people looking for work.  This imbalance should benefit job …

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What to Bring to an Interview: 12 Essentials to Land the Job

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Congratulations, you have been selected to be interviewed! You are now one step closer to getting a job offer.  You want to be well-prepared for your job interview because this is your chance to show the employer that you are an ideal candidate for the position. Your look, attitude, and responses to questions are critical …

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Don’t Attend a Virtual Job Fair Until You Read This

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No matter what stage in your career you are at, job fairs can help you get hired faster and move forward on your career path. Attending a virtual job fair can make the process even easier. You have the opportunity to meet recruiters, share your resume with a large number of employers that are looking …

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20 Video Interview Tips to Rock Your Next Job Interview

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The pandemic and improvements in technology have moved many things online over the past few years, including job interviews. The need for social distancing, coupled with the spike in remote work, means that it’s more important than ever to hone your video interview skills. Below are some essential video interview tips to help ensure you …

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Should You Do Free Work For A Job Interview? 8 Career Experts Weigh In

When you are interviewing for a job, you expect to sit down with an interviewer and provide answers to their questions. But in today’s corporate world, your interviewer may make a much different request. Rather than simply rely on the answers you give, the company that is considering hiring you may want you to do some …

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